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My laptop freezes when I connect an external HDD

Q: My laptop freezes when I connect an external HDD

Whenever I connect my external hard disk to my laptop, my computer freezes as soon as I My Computer to access it or click on 'Open to view files' in the autorun menu. I cannot do once this happens. Not even task manager can be opened. The computer unfreezes and starts working fine after I unplug my hard disk. But it works just fine on my friend's laptop.
This started happening a few days ago. Till then I could use the hard disk normally without any problems. Can anyone please help me out with this problem?
My operating system is windows 7 and I am using Avast Internet Security 7 antivirus

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A: My laptop freezes when I connect an external HDD

What type of external HDD is it? Of what Brand?
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I have also run CrystalDiskInfo and got a Caution health status.
These were yellow flagged-
05 Reallocated Sectors Count: Current- 100, Worst- 100, Threshold- 36
C5 Current Pending Sector Count: Current- 100, Worst- 100, Threshold- 0

My HD (in the laptop) is a Seagate Momentus ST9320423AS 320GB SATA
Processor - AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M320 2.10 GHz
RAM - 4.00 GB (3.50 usable)
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
Brand/Type - Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC

Any help on how to fix this would be appreciated thanks.

A:Laptop freezes when trying to copy files to external HD

The Crystal Disk Info is for the file on the laptop or the external drive?

Also when copying the files, are you able to copy other pdf and rar files to the external without locking up, and are you able to copy other files of equally large size with no problem. Is the problem with these two actual files, or certain kinds or sizes of files?

Do you think the problem is with the internal or external drive? Do you have other problems with the system, or the freezing only occurs when trying to copy these two files?
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A:External hard drive freezes my laptop

How long have you had the external drive?
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Typical video connections on a laptop are

VGA usually blue

DVI usually white

HDMI usually gray or black but can come in other colors..

What connection does your laptop have and match that to your monitors connector..

do not plug your laptop video output to you computer video output!!

connections are from computer or laptop to monitor
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Did you try to re-install the video card drivers ?
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A:Connect 2 external monitors to a laptop

Originally Posted by Ymerejliaf

Now, I'm wondering if my graphics card only supports two monitors being on at a time, o

You answered your own question. Common Mobile graphic cards only support 2 displays any given time, be it internal+external or external+external.

Common low to mid-high NV or AMD cards do the same.

Only the new Haswell will support 3 monitors in the case of Intel.

EDIT: You could also try a USB to VGA adapter for the 3rd monitor.
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Hi Dwaine David, 
Thanks for writing to us. 
When did the issue start? Was there any hardware or software changes done recently? 
Please update the BIOS if not done yet, from and observe for any changes, 
If possible please try another adapter as well. 
Please provide us your system tag#, email  address and name via private message. 
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A:Computer freezes randomly with external HDD plugged in


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A:WD external hard drive freezes my computer

sounds like a fault on the WD external harddrive thats causing an issue on the PC
i would get it replaced under the warranty , not sure how long the warranty is - but most drives come with more than 1 year.
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A:PC freezes when copying large files to external HDD

Because AntiVirus is probably scanning the files
And Windows is using lots of memory
And the USB HardDrive may be fragmented or even in need of a check Disk
It's hard to tell.

You could try in Safe Mode (F8 Repeatively during system startup)
Then go to My Computer and try again
If it fails in Safe Mode, it's probably:
Faulty Ram: run Memtest for 7 Passes
Faulty HardDrive run CheckDisk on the drive (right click-Properties-Tools)
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I have just plugged in my ipod too and it froze so it may be a USB problem! However it doesn't freeze with a cheap mp3 player, i'm really confused, can anyone help??

A:External hard drive freezes windows

A friendly and needed bump to this question.

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A:Computer freezes after plug in external harddrive

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What do you have on the the external drive?

maybe your computer is trying to search for something on that drive?

or maybe it needs something there.
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Is the hub mains powered?
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A:Cannot Connect to External servers


Originally Posted by BLAVocals

+ No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

I wonder if "actively refused" means the site is blacklisted, i.e. by malware. They sometimes prevent you from accessing sites that will allow you to become aware of their existance, and/or fix them, such as windows update, mcafee, symantec, etc...

If it's firewall, then turning off/disabling the firewall should fix the problem.

Have you tried that?
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A:connect external hardware

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A:Computer randomly freezes while running an application on an external HD

Remove the USB external the chkdsk /r program on the Windows partition.
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Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
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Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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A:Computer freezes and restarts while copying files to an external HD

>Something wrong with the hd

Given the report of what happened it is likely.

It may be possible that the drive is okay.
I would use CrystalDiskInfo to do a quick-check on the the drive.
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You may have issues beyond the hard drive.
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TweakUI to change drive letters? No wonder you are having trouble. What version of TweakUI?

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Hello and welcome Ben mate a little more specs would help mate because to see what speed USB the machine supports we need at least the model and more inportnatly the motherboard.
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Using HW Info
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